The Hunting Moose - 20+ icons of Sam Winchester for thecw-20n20

To be honest, when I started watching "Supernatural" all those years ago, Sam wasn't my favorite at all, not even my second. For the life of me, I can't give any reasons for that, except that it was just that. It should take until seeing "The End" for the first time (in English) to make me see Sam as more than Dean's little brother. The way he portrays Lucifer in this one is just stunning and was, to me, the first real glimpse of Jared's acting chops. And since then, I not only got to see more layers of Sam (and even his bad side, which is its own kind of awesome), I also kind of fell in love with Jared's open real life persona. He's not afraid to talk about the downs he's been experiencing, and that's a brave step for everyone, even more for an actor. Now, I can't imagine Sam without Dean (or vice versa) the way I can't imagine Jared being at an event without Jensen. This set was made for the current round over at [profile] thecw_20n20. Enjoy!

10 Themes
B&W vs Color Frame Guess Who Internet Slang Looking Up
Negative + Text Recycled Stripes Touch Yellow
Category | Out of Character
01 02 03 04 05
Artist's Choice | The Brothers Winchester
01 02 03 04 05



Screencaps used in this batch: [personal profile] raloria, Google Image Search/own collection

Cat02: original pic taken by idkroxy (with no copyright infringement intended)

Cat04+05: pics courtesy of nowandgen (Genevieve Padalecki's Instagram) and Genevieve Daily

01-b/w vs. color: Sam from the pilot (in b/w) vs. Sam from Season 12's "Rock Never Dies" (in color)

04-internet slang: according to the rules for this round, we had to use a typical social media exclamation in this icon, and what's better fitting this stunning pic than "OMG!!"? pretty much the first pic I had in mind when I read the themes.

06-negative space + text: Ever since the pilot, Sam is portrayed as the one Winchester brother who enjoys doing research. Sure, Dean is capable of it too, but you just know that Sasquatch loves doing it. And that fact is strengthened once the boys discover the Men of Letters bunker in Lebanon, Kansas, and Sam begins to file their own cases into the MOL system.

10-yellow: This one took me the longest to figure it out. At first, I had the scene from "Yellow Fever" in mind, when Dean sees something in Sam's eyes that shouldn't be there, but then I stumbled over this cap from "It's A Terrible Life".

CATEGORY - Out of Character (= the Actor)

In order of appearance: Jared solo (just love this pic) | J2 at a convention | Jared and his bride Gen at their wedding rehearsal | a proud daddy with his two sons Thomas and Shephard | with one of the family dogs


Years of watching Supernatural have taught me one thing (among others): you can't have one brother without the other, or as Zachariah put it so nicely in "Point Of No Return": "You know Sam and Dean Winchester are psychotically, irrationally, erotically codependent on each other, right?" So for this category, you get five scenes with the brothers (oh, and [personal profile] milly_gal, sorry for stealing your idea with No.5, but this pic is just too awesome as not to use it)

A Vague Disclaimer is No One's Friend:
~ Take what icons you like for personal use but please credit if used :)
~ No hotlinking!
~ Comments however are appreciated :)
~ Icons with blank space can be personalized upon request.
~ If you wish to personalize because you have PS and more font or fx options than I do, by all means please ask first.
~ All artwork by yours truly except where otherwise indicated.
~ Whatever I write in my notes is my personal opinion. I ask you to accept it for what it is, and PLEASE no bashing!

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Love your set! I really like how you used your frame. I also loved Cat 3's beautiful lighting and all of your Artist's Choice line (especially 5). Your alts are just as awesome as your set, too. Nice! <3
thank you! Well, that frame was kind of a desperate measure. I went through pretty much all of my photo-editing programs, textures and other things helpful for doing graphics, but I couldn't find a frame that would fit my ideas. Until I tried PhotoScape again, and boom, there it was ;)

Cat3 brought much of that lightning with it, I just enhanced it a bit ;)

Edited at 2017-04-22 04:59 am (UTC)
You've got some classic Sammy face in there bb, loving them all but for some reason his lips and chin in 'Guess Who' is just lovely :D
thank you, hun! Well, good thing I found it in the depths of one of SPN/Jensen USB drives...
One of these days I'll go hunting on mine, see what I can fine ;) We should swapsies lol.
Das ist ein echt tolles Set! Und fleissig warst du auch. ;) Meine Favoriten sind guess who (super Cut!), Slang, Stripes, Cat 3 & 4 und AC 1 & 5.
Und von den Alternatives gefaellt mir das Roetliche, wo Jared so schoen drauf lacht, einfach total. ♥
danke, Süße! Ist bei den meisten 20in20-Sets bei mir so, dass ich 'ne ganze Menge Alternatives mitposte (sind einfach zu schade zum Versauern im Arbeitsordner am PC)

Guess Who hatte schon im Originalpic einen Crop, ich hab ihn nur noch verstärkt (eine meiner Lieblingstechniken, tbh); bei Stripes war ich froh, dass die Kostümabteilung Jared/Sam immer wieder in solche Hemden steckt - ich war nämlich zu faul, noch irgendein Bild zu suchen und den Hintergrund auszutauschen ;)

Cat3 ist, seit ich es vor 7 Jahren zum ersten Mal gesehen habe, eines meiner absoluten Favorites von den beiden (obwohl die beiden so süß zusammen sind, dass da fast nur Lieblingsbilder rauskommen), und Cat4 fiel mir quasi zufällig in die Hände (hab auf Gen's Fanpage wegen einem anderen Pic gesucht, und das dabei gefunden)

AC1 - stellvertretend für alle Brother Hugs, die wir bisher gesehen haben; bei AC5 denke ich immer daran: warum kann ich das nicht einmal sehen, wenn ich die Wohnungstür öffne?? XD

Und dein Favorite von den Alternatives wäre beinahe im 20er-Pack gelandet, aber da ich nicht genau weiß, wer das Originalpic gemacht hat, hab ich's lieber zu den Extras gepackt, bevor mir jemand irgendwie eine Copyright-Verletzung vorwirft

Nochmals danke für deinen Kommentar!!

Edited at 2017-04-24 12:01 am (UTC)
Irgendwann mach ich auch mal Eintrag nur mit den Alternatives ... ich hab zwar lange nicht so viel wie du, aber ein, zwei fallen pro Set schon mal ab. ;)

Und ja, ich wuerde den Anblick auch gerne mal haben wollen, wenn ich die Tuer aufmache. *lol*

Schade, dass es das Bild nicht ins Set geschafft hat, aber ich versteh dich schon. Wobei - wenn man's genau nimmt - begehen wir laut Recht eigentlich bei fast allen Bildern eine Urheberrechtverletzung - ich musste gestern erst mal genau nachlesen, weil ich mir nie wirklich Gedanken gemacht habe. ;)
Sehr schönes Set ♥
Meine faves sind B&W, Frame, Recycled, Stripes, AC 02 und dein komplettes Category Set :)

Was ich gestern beim Voten gesehen hast, hast du auch ein paar wirklich wunderschöne Icons in deinem Sara Lance-Set!